“It is my privilege to welcome this extraordinary class of new members. Their contributions to health and medicine are unmatched – they’ve made ground-breaking discoveries, taken bold action against social inequities, and led the response to some of the greatest public health challenges of our time. This is also the NAM’s most diverse class of new members to date, composed of approximately 50% women and 50% racial and ethnic minorities. This class represents many identities and experiences – all of which are absolutely necessary to address the existential threats facing humanity. I look forward to working with all of our new members in the years ahead.” - National Academy of Medicine President Victor J. Dzau.
New members are elected by current members through a process that recognizes individuals who have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care, and public health. A diversity of talent among NAM’s membership is assured by its Articles of Organization, which stipulate that at least one-quarter of the membership is selected from fields outside the health professions — for example, from such fields as law, engineering, social sciences, and the humanities.
The newly elected members bring NAM’s total membership to more than 2,200 and the number of international members to approximately 172.
View all newly elected regular members of the National Academy of Medicine here.